Resources for superiors and managers to assist in the application of collective agreements and manuals. rejected the employer`s request for withdrawal and referred to the absence of examples of such a result of free collective bargaining. He echoed the words of Arbitrator Peltz: looking for your collective agreement or the last minutes of the meeting? Look for a list of downloadable documents. The university was asked whether legislation that delayed arbitration and inserted PBCO and ministerial guidelines into public sector negotiations allowed an arbitrator, as part of this wage opening, to ignore the parameters set by the parties. It has not been able to draw attention to such an authority. I have reviewed this legislation and I also cannot find a legal basis to change the contractual mandate that the parties have given me in their agreement. The university salary component of the university`s budget is such that it can easily be seen as a target for cuts. However, academic salaries, whether in the context of an arbitral tribunal or a non-tariff regime, always involve market factors and comparisons that at least partially fuel expectations. In trying to justify the derogation of her proposal from the one agreed in the arbitration agreement, she argues [the University of Calgary administration]: the first point was related to the “provincial mandate”. In overturning the arbitration award, arbitrator Andy Simms explicitly rejected the University of Calgary administration`s position that a “provincial mandate” can be used to repeal the provisions of a collective agreement or that it should play a role in arbitration decisions. In his analysis of the government`s argument, he writes that HR Business Services e-mail: employmentservices@ualberta.ca is not obvious that reducing wages will be the preferred option for both parties. This is especially true when the result is wage levels that reduce Calgary among the institutions they have generally compared to.

There are other approaches, which may involve downsizing or eliminating programs that are more valued than cutting salaries or withholding to the point where the purchasing power of university staff is swallowed up by persistent inflation. Another approach proposed by the MacKinnon panel is to adjust the amount spent on management fees. I will only take note of this, but I do not have an independent basis on which to propose that this is a preferred option. . . .